Presents for a Merry Christmas

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Presents for a Merry ChristmasI used the presents from Jolly Bingo Bits, and added a rectangle punch of Real Red behind to get the two-color effect. I used the Coloring Tool to color in the bow on top to match.

I grouped the present and rectangle before duplicating it to simplify the process. I used the Edit Object command to tweak the X and Y coordinates, so that I could line things up perfectly.

The sentiment is from Sending Glad Tidings. I colored in the holly leaves, cuz no one believes in red holly.

I added a dot of Whisper White on each of the holly berries to give it a little dimension.


It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas

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It's beginning to look a lot like ChristmasThis card was pieced together with embellishments from Stampin Up’s Remember The Joy Pocket Cards.

The ornaments on the extreme right and left background have a mirrored, cropped version of the ornament over top to round out the ornament. The original embellishment cropped off both these ornaments.

The ornament background is actually four embellishments tiled to give the effect of a piece of DSP.

The ornament in the lower front left corner has a circle punch filled with a matching color on top.


Snowman Card

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Snowman CardThis card is a conversion from the 12″ x 12″ Vintage Overlays Template for a Scrapbook page, created by using the Change Project Size/Type command under the Edit menu.

I changed the flowers on the original to snowflakes from the Season of Cheer stamp brush set and changed the words to fit the card.

The photo is from Untitled by Ryan Dickey, on Flickr, with color changed to black and white to fit the vintage feel of the card.


Be of Good Cheer Christmas Card

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Be of Good Cheer CardThis card was so simple I can’t believe it. It was inspired by the most recent challenge in the Simply My Digital Studio Challenges group on Facebook.

It’s an 8″ by 8″ scrapbook page (Be of Good Cheer Kit) converted to a 4.25″ by 5.5″ card. I removed the photo box and stitching (it wasn’t wide enough and pixelated when I stretched it), widened the red ribbon slightly, added a new straight stitching embellishment, and exported it as a JPEG. Then I added that JPEG to a photo box on a new page so that I could add a mat, and, ta-duh, a card. I’m sure this is cheating.


Christmas Doorbell Sign

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Christmas doorbell installed!Here is the little sign that I made to go with Mom’s Christmas doorbell, which plays Christmas carols when you press the big red button.

It’s essentially the same as last year’s sign, but with MDS2 I was able to color in Santa’s boots, make his eyes blue, make his gloves Gumball Green, and color in his belt Basic Black. The Santa is 24 from 25 & Counting stamp brush set. I colored the number 24 with Whisper White so that it wasn’t visible, though the Presents (an embellishment from Candy Cane Lane) hide it fairly well without that.

The card is ever so slightly hybrid. I colored in Santa’s face and ears with a Pink Pirouette marker. That was so much easier than piecing punches behind his face and ears.

I slipped the card into a clear envelope to protect it from the weather, and put it up on the door frame with some Command Strips. Now we’re ready for those holiday deliveries and visitors!


Silly Christmas Kitten

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Here’s another layout for the MDS 30 Days of Christmas Class being taught this month by Heather Summers and Martha Inchley. This page is for Saturday Sketch Take 2, and it also fits the MDS challenge for this week to use October 2012 downloads.

silly kitten

Here is the supply list for the card:

  • Background: Christmas Cheer – pattern 4 at 30% opacity
  • Stamps:
  • Embellishments:
  • Punches
    • Candy Cane Lane – pattern 1
    • Rounded Corner Punch, filled with Whisper White, with a Not Quite Navy Mat